Chapter 134 – Prodigal Beings
Guo Shan’s mountain peak had a magnificent scenery, and the air was filled with the rich fragrance of herbs which made anyone who smelled it feel relaxed and refreshed at mind. Cultivating here for just one day was almost equal to ten days of cultivation outside.
A table made entirely from crystals was placed next to the herbal plantation fields. Three people and a dog was sitting on each side. Big Yellow’s eyes were wide as he stared at the herb plantation field in front of him, he was constantly drooling and wetting the table surface. Jiang Chen placed his palm on his forehead and shook his head. This dog was really here to disgrace him.
If it wasn’t for Big Yellow being so scared of Guo Shan’s Divine Core pressure, he would have already dived into the plantation field and begun his feast.
“Brother Jiang, I suppose this young lady is Yan Chen Yu?”
Guo Shan looked at Yan Chen Yu. Even someone like him couldn’t help but give Yan Chen Yu a big thumbs up. She was such a stunning beauty, and only a girl like this could be matched with the peerless genius Jiang Chen.
“That’s right, she is my fiancée, Yan Chen Yu. Xiao Yu, you should greet Sect Elder Guo.”
Jiang Chen said.
A bright smile appeared on Yan Chen Yu’s face. She nodded her head towards Guo Shan and greeted, “Xiao Yu greets Sect Elder Guo.”
“No need to be so polite, Xiao Yu. Since you are brother Jiang’s fiancée, you can just address me as older brother like Jiang Chen does.”
Guo Shan burst out in a fit of laughter. He was a bright and straightforward man, similar to Jiang Chen. That was the reason why he and Jiang Chen could become friends regardless of their age difference. If it was only because of Jiang Chen’s alchemy skills, their relations.h.i.+p wouldn’t be this good.
“Thank you older brother for helping, Jiang Chen is really grateful for that.”
Jiang Chen cupped his fist towards Guo Shan. What he just said had come from the bottom of his heart. If Guo Shan hadn’t helped today, the matter could have gone worse. Let alone Fan Zhong Tang, he wouldn’t even have been able to fight Fan Kun with his current abilities.
“Don’t mention it. We are brothers, and when my brother is in trouble, as the older brother, I can’t just sit back and watch.”
Guo Shan waved his hand and asked Jiang Chen to not be so courteous, then he said, “No matter what, it was all because of the Sect Chief that this matter could be resolved so easily. But, I can understand why he did it. A peerless genius like you has never appeared in the history of the Black Sect. The Burning Sky Pavilion has Nan Bei Chao, his strong appearance has shaken the grounds of the Qi Province, and if he is given a few more years to become a super strong man, the balance between the four big sects might be broken. The other three sects would be facing the threat of the Burning Sky Pavilion, and they might even be completely annihilated. Now that you have shown potential not any weaker than Nan Bei Chao’s, frankly speaking, you are the hope of the Black Sect’s future. If I was the Sect Chief, I would be siding with you and protect you as well.”
Although Guo Shan didn’t bother much about the matters of the Black Sect, he did pay attention to the big matters within the Qi Province. For a long time, the four big sects of the Qi Province had always been in conflict with each other, but they had maintained a balanced state. However, the appearance of Nan Bei Chao had told everyone that this balance was soon going to be broken. Therefore, for the Black Sect, the appearance of Jiang Chen meant a chance.
“Nan Bei Chao is a really talented and strong guy, he is destined for greatness, and he has enough potential to conquer the world. He is not a simple guy, if a man like him is allowed to grow to a certain stage, the tiny Qi Province won’t even be enough to qualify as his playground.”
Jiang Chen nodded his head in agreement. He had better judgment than Guo Shan. The first time he had seen Nan Bei Chao, he already knew that he wasn’t an ordinary genius. Nan Bei Chao was born with a tremendous destiny. Combined with his incredible talent, he could possibly be compared with those exceptional geniuses of the Divine Continent. Besides, Nan Bei Chao was a man with wild ambitions. Someone like that, not only the Qi Province, even the Eastern Continent won’t be able to hold him for long.
“I didn’t know your opinion of Nan Bei Chao was so good.”
Guo Shan was pretty surprised by Jiang Chen’s opinion. Although he and Jiang Chen had just known each other for a short period of time, he knew Jiang Chen’s temper quite well. All geniuses had their pride, and the pride of a genius like Jiang Chen was even greater than anyone else’s. Now that even Jiang Chen thought so highly of Nan Bei Chao, this told Guo Shan that Nan Bei Chao was really not a simple guy.
With a smile on his face, Jiang Chen stopped his comment. Nan Bei Chao was really somebody, but Jiang Chen was not scared of him. When Nan Bei Chao chose to become Jiang Chen’s enemy, his destiny had changed, and he would certainly receive a miserable ending.
“Brother, you actually go too far today, you set a bad example of what lawfulness is. Also, because the Sect Chief sided with you, I’m afraid there will be some complaints from the high cla.s.s Sect Elders.”
Guo Shan said.
“Does older brother know why I wanted to wreak havoc today?”
Jiang Chen sneered.
“I don’t know, why?”
Hearing what Jiang Chen said, Guo Shan became startled. It looked like there really were some reasons behind everything that he didn’t know of. What Jiang Chen had done today was definitely not something as simple as bringing justice back to his fellow disciples.
“A few days ago, I ventured into the Myriad Demon Mountains and had some adventures. Someone tried hunting me down in sector two, and the one who tried to kill me was Jiang Wei, the one who was killed by me on the deathmatch stage. The reason I wreaked havoc today was to find out the mastermind behind everything.”
Jiang Chen didn’t hide anything from Guo Shan. Besides, telling him everything wasn’t a bad thing either.
“What? Jiang Wei was trying to hunt you down? Are there any grudges between you two?”
Guo Shan was shocked; he never expected this to happen.
“I never met him before that, so how could there be any grudges? When Jiang Wei chased me that night, he told me I had offended someone I shouldn’t, and had challenged the authority of someone I shouldn’t have. Then, that Fan Kun jumped out today after all the disturbances, and you could see how determined he was to kill me. What I’m guessing is, Jiang Wei was sent by Fan Kun to hunt me down, because when Jiang Wei was hurt by the Silent Poisonous Needle, he asked Fan Kun for help. It’s pretty obvious that he thought Fan Kun had the antidote.”
Jiang Chen explained everything to Guo Shan. He was extremely brilliant and he had a clear mind, with even the smallest piece of evidence, he could find the roots of the whole thing.
“According to your a.n.a.lysis, this Fan Kun is trying to kill you, but that doesn’t make any sense. You have just come to the Black Sect a few days ago, and you have never offended this Fan Kun… There is no way you could have challenged his authority.”
Guo Shan furrowed his brows.
“Let me make a wild guess, Fan Kun was working for Nan Bei Chao, and even Fan Zhong Tang might be working for him.”
Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up.
“What? Brother, don’t simply make wild guesses. Fan Zhong Tang is an old man from the Black Sect’s high cla.s.s Sect Elders, a Mid Divine Core warrior, and he has pledged his loyalty to the Black Sect!”
Guo Shan shouted out in disbelief.
“Don’t get overexcited, older brother. I was just throwing some wild guesses. In fact, I have only been in the Black Sect for a few days, and Nan Bei Chao is the only person I have offended since I came to the Qi Province. That’s why I made this guess. If it isn’t this, then I can’t really think of a reason why Fan Kun would want to kill me.”
Jiang Chen said.
“This, I don’t think it’s possible?”
Guo Shan kept furrowing his brows. Although Nan Bei Chao had outstanding abilities, he didn’t think it was possible for him to put his hands in the Black Sect.
“That’s all for today, older brother. Jiang Wei has been killed by me. As for Fan Kun, it’s not an easy task for him to kill me. Oh right, in exchange for drinking older brother’s fine wine last time, I brought some good wine with me here today for older brother.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Haha, brother, I’m not bluffing, but I don’t think you can bring any wine that is better than mine!”
Guo Shan burst out in laughter. He was very confident in the herbal wine brewed by himself.
Jiang Chen didn’t say a word. He waved his hands, and four jade wine gla.s.ses emerged on the crystal table in front of everyone. As if Big Yellow knew what was going to happen, he retracted his eyes from the herbal plantation fields and showed an excited expression.
Jiang Chen flipped his palm, then a jade pot appeared right in his hand. He pointed at the jade pot with one finger, and in an instant, four streams of clear liquid shot out from the jade pot and fell right into the four jade gla.s.ses.
Guo Shan had an indifferent expression, but when he smelled the intense energy flowing out from the jade gla.s.ses, the self satisfied look on his face immediately disappeared.
Guo Shan hurriedly looked at his wine gla.s.s, he could see that it had been filled up with a milky white liquid, and it kept emitting threads of energy mist. When he took a deep breath containing the air filled with the energy mist, it immediately made his blood boil, as well as increasing his total Yuan energy.
“This is? Energy Spring Water?”
Guo Shan’s expression drastically changed. The gla.s.s full of liquid in front of him contained the rare and precious Energy Spring Water! This huge amount of Energy Spring Water must cost a lot of money, and if it could be used for pill concoction, it could help produce a lot of premium quality pills!
“Cheers, older brother.”
Jiang Chen raised up his wine gla.s.s and proposed a toast to Guo Shan. Big Yellow had finished his portion and was now staring at the jade pot held by Jiang Chen with his big, watery eyes. After that, Jiang Chen drank the Energy Spring Water with just one gulp.
Watching how these two fellows drank the Energy Spring Water, Guo Shan felt like spitting out blood. People, this was Energy Spring Water, but you’re drinking it like wine?! This could no longer be described as reckless waste of grain, they were both simply prodigal men!
However, what made Guo Shan feel even worse was, after Jiang Chen and Big Yellow drank the first gla.s.s, they had another two gla.s.ses filled with it. They were drinking the Energy Spring Water like it was milk! Also, watching a dog drinking Energy Spring Water like that made him feel like the world had gone crazy.
This was a huge blow to Guo Shan’s mind. He suddenly felt like his life couldn’t even be compared to a dog.
If Guo Shan knew that these two had drunk half a pond of Energy Spring Water in the cave, he might end up coughing out half his blood instantly and die on the spot.
“Hmm? Why are you not drinking, older brother? Do you not like the wine your brother brought here? Never mind, since you don’t like it, I’ll just give it to Big Yellow.”
Jiang Chen said while shaking his head. Big Yellow didn’t know what being shameless was, he immediately extended his hand and tried grabbing onto Guo Shan’s wine gla.s.s.
Guo Shan’s reaction was extremely fast. With the speed of light, he grabbed the wine gla.s.s and drank up all the Energy Spring Water in an instant, he couldn’t resist any longer.
When the Energy Spring Water entered his body, it immediately turned into powerful energy and started flowing uncontrollably in his body. With his face turning red, Guo Shan immediately circulated his cultivation skill to guide the energy. He turned them into tiny threads of energy and absorbed it into every part of his body.
The intense amount of energy contained within the Energy Spring Water made Guo Shan take a second look at Jiang Chen and Big Yellow. He looked at them like he was looking at some ghosts. With Guo Shan’s cultivation level, even just one gla.s.s of Energy Spring Water would take him some time to absorb, but these two fellows had drunk three gla.s.ses continuously, and they didn’t even show any reaction. It was like plain water for them. This not only p.i.s.sed him off, but it was also wastage under broad daylight.
What he didn’t know was, Jiang Chen and Big Yellow had drunk half a pond of Energy Spring Water, and therefore, they had sort of become immune to it.
Yan Chen Yu had also finished her portion. Her face was apple red, and she looked really alluring.